Travel Diary Sabah (Part 2)

Print PDF It was late by the time our transport pulled up to the Ocean Wing lobby of Shangri-la Rasa Ria where our arrival was greeted with the sound of traditional gongs. There are 2 Shangri-la resorts in KK, and Rasa Ria is the secluded one 45 minutes out of town. It also has its own Orang Utan sanctuary. The Shangri-la brand is known for its » Read More

Travel Diary Sabah (Part 1) – Seafood

Print PDF I’d never been to Borneo, but at the end of nearly 3 weeks of gruelling filming for our Asia: Food | Travel | Mystery pilot last year, my co-presenter and co-executive producer Robb Demarest and I made a quick trip over to Sabah for 2 days. We knew there was a lot of interest in Sabah and Sarawak as locations for the show, based » Read More

Ikan Patin (Catfish) in Temerloh – Street Eats Journey 4

Print PDF Click to watch on YouTube >> https://youtu.be/g7TfdTbcQkI To give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the planning of Street Eats Journey, the catalyst for our series was an invitation from Carotino Malaysia to visit and film their plantation in Pahang. We had less than 4 days to cover the 4 segments we needed to make a » Read More

Mee Goreng – Street Eats Journey Part 3

Print PDF Mee Goreng  in the Middle of a Palm Plantation In this installment of my Street Eats Journey, we travelled inland to Carotino’s palm oil plantation in Pahang. We arrived late in the day in Pahang’s capital, Kuantan - my first time there - and caught up with Jonathan who had driven up from the Carotino Johor office. He took us out » Read More

What’s the deal with Palm Oil?

Print PDF Anyone who watches me do my thing at the markets would know I use this strange orange-coloured oil in my cooking. In case you’re wondering, it is palm fruit oil supplied by Carotino, a Malaysian-owned company. There’s a lot of debate about palm oil production and also the use of palm oil in cooking, and a quick google search » Read More

Who is Baby Noah?

I was recently approached about having baby Noah’s story featured online and to that end I was asked to provide a spiel to accompany his photos. Although I mostly post personal stories at my other blog - www.SerembanGirl.com - I thought I might reshare this here since Noah is such an integral part of my business. Some of you have followed » Read More

How to Make Satay Kajang – Street Eats Journey 2

Print PDF Satay Kajang is one of Kuala Lumpur's most iconic dishes and one of those food items loved equally by locals and tourists. I remember growing up in Malaysia that my parents would always detour to the famous town of Kajang every time we made a day trip to the big city of Kuala Lumpur 40 miles from my Seremban hometown. We would order » Read More

Travel Diary (Part 8) – Belum Rainforest Resort

Print PDF Day 5 and it’s time to leave Sukasuka with a lifetime of memories. If you've followed this series from the start you might remember the story Pak Aziz had relayed about the Western tourists' encounter with the old Indian rubber tapper. They had come to this part of the world with a set of preconceived notions - in that particular » Read More

Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur – Street Eats Journey 1

Print PDF Brought to you by the team that makes the international travel show, The Travel Bug, this is Jackie M's Street Eats Journey, filmed in Kuala Lumpur and Pahang late last year. In this first of four segments, I visit Kuala Lumpur's famous night market, Jalan Alor, in the middle of Bukit Bintang. I get to try oyster omelette » Read More

Travel Diary (Part 7) – Kampung Life at Sukasuka

Print PDF Sukasuka Day 2 I’m not the only city slicker in the group; our driver Tony struggles to deploy his mosquito net correctly and by the next morning his bed looks like a scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Breakfast is a traditional Malay offering - nasi lemak plus different types of kuih including onde-onde, which in » Read More